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>> new fallout from the u.s. and scandal says the nsa hacked into cables used by internet giants of yahoo! and google. a new blow to barack obama's signature health-care reform after the troubled rollout of the website, announcing some americans already insured could lose the policies they have. and french football players threatened to go on strike over plans for a new super tax on the richest people in france. let's aw at this hour, star with the latest leak from former nsa contractor edward snowden. says theington post" national security agency has been hacking be data links that connect google and yahoo! around the world. laways the agency skirt the by collecting data from millions of local web users via underwater fiber-optic cables. kate moody explains. >> world leaders, foreign citizens, and internet giants, the latest victims of the national security agency's surveillance programs according to intelligence linked by edward snowden. the nsa has admitted to the program to access internet user accounts but described new reports that infiltrated yahoo! and google databases as
>> the nsa has been accused of spying on everyone from average americans to leaders around the world. there's word the agency has hacked google and yahoo, grabbing huge amounts of data. >> you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. >> secretary of health kathleen sebelius said the buck starts with her and promises to fix the federal health care website in a month you. >> thousands of babies die in this country because their mothers do not have access to adequate health care. some suggest obamacare may reverse that trend. >> the red sox are word champions! >> for the first time in more than 90 years, the boston red sox win the world series in front of the fenway faithful. >> good morning. welcome to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm thomas drayden. there are no allegations of spying by the n.s.a. >> documents have been obtained showing the agency used the september 11 attacks to defend its surveillance policies. >> in the 26 page document, the n.s.a. suggested talking points for officials, including after 9/11, it was determi
passed a bill to rein in the nsa following the revelations of the car adverts noted the doctor i was aimed at scaling down the amount of records the intelligence agency will be able to obtain it. critics say the measure will do quite the opposite. senator feinstein civilians and after two codified the nsa is an old collection of americans' telephone records which is in fact on shaky legal footing right now and it's another program that's being legalized in the spell which has not got as much attention as this is really shed which is the back door search is on international communications and to what is happening is that the nsa is allowed under the eyes and an exact to go collapse huge amounts of communications of people who are suspected to be foreigners overseas without any individual court because they are foreigners overseas what ends up happening is cns the school site a lot of communications between people overseas and americans and also ends up scooping a lot of purely domestic communications of americans into that pile as well. on the sort of communications americans' com
it town. >> reports that president obama knew the nsa was spying on angela merkel. and leaders head to washington to discuss the spying. >> syria plans to destroy chemical weapons with a watchdog overlooking. >>> rock'n'roll fans remembering influential punk pioneer lou reed. [ ♪ theme ] >>> welcome to al jazeera america. ever since the federal health care website went on line this month it's been plagued by problems. now there's a new glitch. the data hub is down - halting online enrolment. that hub, going down sunday, verifies applicants' yoists and incomes. it's key. the problem was caused by a connectivity issue at a center operated by ver eyeson. they quote in a statement: >> well, the latest gaff is yet another head ache for health -- health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, who is set to appear before a committee to testify. the glitches are blamed for low enrol. sam say kathleen sebelius should step down if she can't fix the problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president has been poorly served with the implementation of his own signatory regulation. if someo
hard questions need to ask of the nsa. >> bay area quarterbacks did it their feet, running away with wins. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on kpix 5 news this morning. good morning, everyone. it's monday, october 28th. i'm michelle griego. >>> in for frank. straight up, 6:00. developing right now police say a drunk driver killed a woman this morning a. live look at the scene near hamilton place. the 27-year-old female driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. the car hit a garage door. unit now gathering evidence. >>> the bay area is waking up to wind damage this morning. winds reaching up to 40 miles per hour in some spots, brought down trees, trucks, power lines, cleanup is just beginning. kpix 5 in ant i don't care where one person was hurt after a tree came crashing into his bedroom. kate? >> reporter: michelle, the winds calm, which is a good thing. that family lives in a home behind me. they have quite a bit of cleaning up to do after this. take a look for yourself. the winds were so strong knocked this tree branch s
>> embroiled in an embarrassing spy scandal, president obama may order the n.s.a. to stop eaves dropping on the leaders of american allies, stripping the agency of some of its powers. >> a pakistan. >> i family that lost their grandmother to a drone strike is on capitol hill to tell their story. first, they share it with aljazeera america. >> sex crimes on campus, surprising new research that the majority of attacks on campus of committed by repeat offenders. >> it's hard breaking. >> it was heart wrenching. >> one year after hurricane sandy, some families still have not been able to pic pick up the pieces. why an insurance loophole is preventing some from rebuilding their storm-ravaged homes. >> good morning. welcome to august america. it's great to have you with us. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm thomas day den. the national security agency is now under fire here at home. >> both the president and congress are considering changes that would limit the n.s.a.'s sweeping ability to collect intelligence. >> words like constraint, transparency and increased oversight are now used when ta
he takes office and a growing outrage over revelations how extensively the nsa has been spying both here and around the world. want to bringing in wolf blitzer out of washington. and wolf, first of all, this is an interesting situation. he is a republican and was covering the white house at the time in march of 2004 when he was the acting attorney general. this story is what a lot of folks talk about. he went to the hospital where that's where the attorney general ashcroft was. he was ill and comie refused to sign off on the domestic wiretapping program that was so controversial back then. there was a lot of pressure for ashcroft to sign and for comie to sign, as well. he said no, i'm not doing this and threatened to resign till he resolved the issue with president bush. now he says that the nsa and not the wiretapping but the spying is okay. that it's actually a reasonable thing to do. is he changing his tone here? >> not really because if you remember, i'm sure you do and a lot of viewers will remember, what he was really upset with and why he went to the hospital bed of then atto
. >> there has not been a mass casualty here in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck. >> the head of the n.s.a. defiantly defending the spy agency. the general says gathering intelligence around the world is critical and helps to keep america safe from terrorists. >> the war raging in syria claiming some surprising new victims. children are being diagnosed with polio because they don't have access to adequate health care. >> it is reported that at 8:58 p.m., a huge object believing to be a meteor right fell on a farm. >> 75 years ago, martians innovated the planet or people listening to the radio thought they did. a look back at the war of the world broadcast that caused widespread panic across the country. >> good morning. welcome to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> good to have you with us on this wednesday. two hours from now, the health and human services secretary will testify. >> many are saying she should be fired. >> kathleen see bellous will be asked to explain the failure of the health care website. we have more on what she might say today. >> good morning. you know, kathleen
and around the world. we have great show for you today. we'll start with nsa spying and uproar it caused in europe especially. germany's former defense minister will explain what is going on there. and then the former nsa director will help us understand what america's spies are really doing around the world and michael bloomberg called the mayor of the world. with the election of his successor on hand, what lessons does bloomberg have to share with us? one of them, cities need rich people. he'll explain. and the latest weapon against bad guys. it's not a new fangled drone or bunker buster bomb. it's simply brittany. i'll explain. revelations about the national security agency and spying on foreign allied leaders has been embarrassing for the obama administration at a time when it hardly needs more bad news. is it more than an embarrassment? should it raise alarms abroad and at home? at first glance this is a story that is less about ethics and more about power. the great power gap between the united states and other countries even rich european ones. the most illuminating response came
' time the director of national intelligence and the director of the nsa will face congressional grilling. we will talk with our correspondent in washington after this story by bernard smith. >>> this could be about to end. in an interview, president barack obama says that national security operations generally have one purpose: to make sure the american people are safe. but i'm initiating now a review to make sure what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> this has partly been prompted by reports in germany that president obama was briefed on the surveillance of chancellor angela merkel's phone in 2010. officials say that's not true and the white house only discovered surveillance in the summer and the bugging of merkel's phone soon after. the delegation that's visiting is concerned about the surveillance of tens of millions of its citizens. calls in the country in the space of a month. >> we need to figure out why this kind of activity is happening and what kind of trust needs to be rebuilt. in the end we're fighting a battle in terms of security and
the nsa. activists to cease the already notorious data center in utah which will host supercomputers able to stall them millions of phone calls emails and internet searches that are being harvested. peace in ruins but this time someone's the american ambassador saying washington dc's couple talks with is the most medicines for us try and kill the leader of the taliban in the country. in. hearing was interested to one in the morning. this is auntie british authorities say a poem of a newspaper reporter who's been publishing it would snow these leaks was involved in espionage and terrorism. the accusation was made in this golden yellow token which is being used as evidence in the london court hearing. the surfer is closely following the case now the continent with it again it was red hot is the real action if they didn't run to his will and out again for the twenty fifth of may and vast quantity of documents that were taken for granted the attack i'm questioning and beat the egg that feed off his detention at the clock in my back printable gift you with the pain when he arrived in penang h
arrived in washington today and want answers concerning the n.s.a. spying program. >> a number of reports almost all based on information leaked by former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden suggest the u.s. has been spying on many countries and their leaders, including important u.s. allies. >> the white house denies the report that president obama knew the n.s.a. was eavesdropping on german leader angela merkel. we have the latest. >> a nine member delegation will meet with senior government officials over allegations of widespread spying against leaders. new allegations surfaced that president obama approved spying on german chancellor angela merkel. according to the wall street journal, the president was unaware the n.s.a. was spying on world leaders and ordered the agency to stop some of the monitoring programs after learning of them. >> the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> it's not just the europeans who are upset. over the weekend, thousands marched on washington to express their out
and furious. certainly i was not. >> reporter: and while he reportedly didn't know about the nsa spying on our allies until edward snowden leaked details, his aides can't publicly confirm intelligence details but they do say it's not going on anymore. >> we do not and will not monitor the chancellor's communications. >> reporter: they also say obama's critics are making a single asujs from a number of unrelated incidents. >> the president appears to be in the dark about some pretty significant stories that are swirling around this white house. >> republican critics say a lot of things. >> reporter: actually, so do the president's friends. >> what else has the president not been told? >> well, basically all the bad stuff. >> reporter: aides say the president was caught off guard when the government shutdown froze death benefits to the families of servicemen and women. the republican national committee now calls mr. obama the bystander president. an oklahoma senator says one result of that is no one's held responsible for failures like the botched launch of the obama care website. >> what one in
at today's top stories. european officials visiting washington voice unease over revelations about nsa spying. penn state agrees to pay close to $60 million to settle claims involving former coach jerry sandusky. and a federal court rules on restrictive abortion laws in texas. ♪ ♪ >>> the white shouse under fire after another country comes forward to complain about america's surveillance program. a newspaper out of spain suggests the nsa tapped more than 60 million phone lines in that country over a one-month period. this comes as a european delegation is in washington looking for answers. al jazeera has this report. >> reporter: at the white house the presidential spokesman refused to be drawn on reports that the you u.s. tracked millions of spanish foe calls but repeated the nsa surveillance programs are being examined. >> we are doubling a review. we are mindful that some of these disclear us disclosure had tension in our relationships. with new capabilities we recognize there needs to be additional constraints on how we gather and use intelligence. >> reporter: tensions spiked
center shortly thereafter the group sought a way to claim a two mile long state right next to the nsa to confront any tickets out for being there. my latest adopt a highway me think of and we can clean up in the coming weeks and even signed will be placed might feel that says restoring the fourth tube top and three each day that employees report to work at the data they will pass by this i'm reminded of the distrust of the nsa and its ever expanding surveillance programs thirty four members will be required to be the highway at least three times a year but many activists like the real potter plan on being outside the data center much more often armed with an anti nsa picket sign. they believe that it is their plates. to take in harness oliver information. the fourth amendment to the us constitution guarantees the right to be sick to work from unreasonable search and seizure the rt four was born into a nationwide grassroots movements. after a whistleblower adverts noting revealed how the nsa spying on its own citizens as well as foreigners world leaders and even the vatican. we're not
and members of congress. reports say the nsa has been eavesdropping on many as 35 world leaders and on angela merck el's phone calls back as 2002. there's divided reaction in congress. >> i think we have repair work to do and i think we have hard questions we need to ask of the nsa about what's really happening in this program. >> i think the president should stop apologizing, stop being defensive. the reality is the nsa has saved thousands of lives, not just the united states, but also the transit germany and throughout europe. >> the merkel eavesdropping ended after administration uncovered it last summer and intercepted millions of calls by spanish citizens. >>> jury selection under way in a phone hacking trial in britain. the main defendants, rebecca brooks and andy colson, arrived in court today. they're editors of the news of the world tabloid which is now at a business. brooks and colson are accused of hacking the phones of celebrities and making illegal patients for information. ellis island is open to tourists. new york's historic destination reopened this morning a year after being
to nsa leaker eric snowden, there has been eavesdropping. the e.u. envoy will arrive in washington. >> reporter: that's right, they'll be joined by members of congress, think tanks and telephone companies to discuss the surveillance of citizens. this is a delegation that had been organized some months ago. the european parliament had set up an inquiry as a result of the news from eric snowden. we are expecting some sort of emergency delegation of intelligence officials from both germany and france to washington in the next few days to have talks, but we're not sure when that is going to happen. as for whether they're going to get any joy through congress we heard that europe should be grateful for the surveillance, it's keeping europe safe. we're not sure what you all are complaining about. >> they have also said that the french and the germans spy on the usa so don't be surprised we do it to you. this is quite interesting. angela merkel, apparently she has been bugged, if you like, for years and years, but the nsa saying barack obama, he doesn't know anything about it. >> reporter
an intelligence apparatus . the direction of national intelligence, and nsa director both set to testify about u.s. spying allegations from brazil to germany. randall pinkston joins us live on capital hill, and randall they said trust has to be in their words rebuilt between the u.s. and its allies. are stepping being taken to do that? >> given all of the issues right now, the administration certainly did not need the headache of having it revealed that the u.s. has been spying on some of its top allies. they are meeting with the nsa director, keith alexander who will be testifying later today on intelligence. they will be grilled, both of them, alexander as well as james clapper on the extent of america's spying operations and there will also be the introduction of legislation to scale back to modify the patriot act. this legislation will be introduced by the author of the patriot act, and among other things it will put restrictions on the gathering of metadata, as well as refining the extent to which america can engage in foreign intelligence, and presumably that will take into account spying
. and next. the obama administation is grappling with fresh revelations from the n-s-a spying scandal. what dianne feinstein is now calling for. >> condoms for kids? that story coming up at 8:30 new tonight at 8-- t s a is still--the nsa this still under fire. >> we know that this has caused tensions in these relationships. these relationships are vital. >> the director of national intelligence will release more information. people testify and new tonight a senior administration says that the united states is considering ending these spy operations. the obama administation is deakubg wit more fall-out from the n-s-a spyingdianne feinstein is calling for a "total review" of all u.s. intelligence programs. a spanish newspaper says that the n-s-a collected answers - and has summoned the u-s ambassador to a meeting. the white house is not saying much.. >> "we're conducting a review. we are mindful that relationships. those relationships are vital to help keep americans safe" >> catherine: director of national intelligence james clapper says he''ll release more information soon.and he's set to t
's ready to share his knowledge of the nsa activities with gemini pleasing result of this race to the president said what it's a privilege to reinforce the use of a defence force for convicted hackers but totally cyber criminals are keen to sign up the it is good to hear more skin which it at eleven pm gets his auntie and it's not a developing story. a security officer injured in the shooting of authentic international airport on friday has reportedly died at least two other people wounded including the gunman who opened fire at the security checkpoint and is now in custody the airport is now little doubt these are the major speeches promising were departing flights suspended until a freak evacuated witnesses say they heard about it doesn't come shelves which caused a stampede the country's international airport is the sixth busiest in the world and bring you more details on this incident as we get them and by the way you can follow updates on this story is one of the life stream from the same. i know what type of tea cocoa iraq's prime minister days in the usl scheme for help
a message to the nsa. what about the spying on allies? plus... wall street record. stocks to all all time high. invasion of the locust. >> we begin with pay policy jeez and anger over the affordable care act. the first time since the problematic rollout four weeks ago, the obama administration is apologizing but that did little to ease the outrage on capitol hill. mike viqueira is standing by >> reporter: it's gone from a proud moment to an embarrassing episode for president obama and his administration. now, a top official concedes it's about more than just glitches. >> at first, they blamed unexpected volume, calling it a sign of public enthusiasm. now, four weeks into launch, the official in charge of the website offered this: >> to the millions of americans who have attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in healthcare coverage, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> that isn't good enough for republicans who say the faults run much deeper. >> the problem with obama care isn't just the website. it's the whole law. i have heard f
that they can't manage the health care program. >>> new developments in the white house scandal. the nsa is denying a news report that it spied on cardinals as they gathered to select the pope. earlier roman catholic leaders said they were not worried about those news reports. >>> in london three senior journalists at rupert mourdock's tabloid have pleaded guilty. that doesn't help the eight former staffers who went on trial. among those pleading not guilty are rebekah brooks and david coulson. >> a robbery at a gas station near orlando could have turned deadly. a cell phone saved the day. the suspect seen here grabbing cash from the register then fired a shot before making his get away. the clerk was hit in the abdomen. he didn't realize it. that's because the cell phone blocked the bullet. the phone didn't fair so well. check it out. the clerk is fine. >>> police officer in milwaukee also lucky. his dash cam rolling there when the suspect he was pursuing lost control of his car. the car went airborne. smashed right into the officer's windshield. the officer was injured. the suspect was
.u. leaders are coming to america to get answers about the nsa spying allegations. >>> it is a year ago from super storm sandy, and people are still trying to recover. >>> and storms bearing down on europe, canceling hundreds of flights. >> europe is looking for answers concerning u.s. surveillance programs as more spying allegations are come to go light. "el mundo" report that national security agency spied there as well. they will now summon an explanation. it comes as an european delegation is visiting the u.s. >> reporter: erica ferrari has more. >> reporter: a nine member of european lawmakers will be in washington this week seeking sense. they'll meet with u.s. government and intelligence officials overall gas stations of widespread spying by the national security agency against e.u. leaders. allegations that president obama approved spying on german chancellor angela merkel. >> i can tell you that the president assured the chancellor that the u.s. is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancell chancellor. >> reporter: and it's not just the european who is ar
acknowledging more constraints are needed and he is being criticized over the nsa tapped angela merkel's phone and snooped on other european allies and we have more. >> reporter: the practice of listening in on the phone calls of the leaders of allied countries could be about to end. in an interview president barack obama says that national security operations generally have one purpose, to make sure the american people are safe. but i'm initiating now a review to make sure what they are able to do doesn't necessarily mean it's what they should be doing. this is prompted by reports in germany that president obama was briefed on the surveillance of chancellor merkel's known in 2010. administration officials say it's not true and a white house review only discovered the surveillance of world leaders in the summer and say the bugging of merkel's phone and soon after. a delegation from the european parliament visiting washington is worried about the surveillance of 10s of millions of its citizens and one report from spain suggests the nsa tracked 60 million calls in the country in the space of a
stories. a group of european lawmakers arrived in washington to discuss the nsa spying program. a number of reports suggest that the u.s. has been spying on a lot of countries and their leaders almost all of them based on the information leaked by former nsa contractor edward snowden. reports deny that president obama knew that nsa was spying on angela merkel. >>> news executives are in a london courtroom charged with tackinhacking phones and bribing officials. the trial is expected to run through spring. >>> there is a new glitch playing the affordable healthcare website. the data hub is down halting online enrollment. that hub went down on sunday. it's key in determining eligibility for tax credits which can reduce the cost of those monthly insurance problems. the problem was caused with a connectivity issue at a center operated by verizon. those are your headlines. consider this i"consider this" e have news 24 hours a day at www.aljazeera.com. fought by antibiotics. is it too late to catch up and infections. >> a look at america's conspiracy theories with brad melt zer. did bobby kenn
. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> there are more revelations about the nsa surveillance programs, the "washington post" reports that the nsa has connected into stations of yahoo google, and they could tap hundreds of millions of users accounts, the head of the nsa said he was unaware of the program. >>> u.n. peace envoy met with syrian president bashar al-assad. he's trying to drum up support for peace talks in geneva. their meeting came as a damascus suburb is under siege by government forces. we have more. >> reporter: this is a rare moment of relief and cooperation between regime forcin forces, rl groups and aid organizations. priorities has been given to the sick, elderly and children. officials say the civilians were taken to temporary shelters. one of the women involved in the cease-fire negotiations said all the parties created well. >> and from the people, from the inhabitants, that they would prefer to go out, because it's not only a matter of eating, but also it's a merit of security. so we began on this basis, and everybody was a part of it. >> the government is eagle
. the details come from n.s.a. documents leaked by edward snowden. now for more detail, we're joined by our correspondent here in the studio. he's worked he is extensively on the story. thank you for coming in. what's provoked the anger of these internet giants. >> what's going on here is that the n.s.a., natural security agency together with its british counter part, the government communications headquarters has tapped into fiber optic cables outside the united states that google and yahoo, two of the world's large evident email providers use to transmit data, so they are able to absorb, suck up, if you will, hundreds of millions of packets of data, emails, all times of communications. this is different from a legal program in the united states that's authorized under u.s. law where the government and n.s.a. can approach companies and compel them with a court order to hand over details about specific individuals in their emails. this is a much more in discriminate approach. >> it just looks like it's just spiraling out of control, the whole spying allegation. why do you think they feel th
of explaining to do. >> new allegations of the nsa spine on european allies have sent the obama ministrations cramming. >> today u.s. officials will sit down with lawmakers from the european union to discuss the latest round of spying allegations. >> reports say the nsa margin calls of 35 world leaders including france and germany. >> the latest charge comes from germany where the nsa allegedly moderate chancellor and a lowermerkels cell phone. >> german media reports the surveillance would on for over a decade-that one paper wrote that president obama was made aware of it in 2010 and allow the continued. >> the nsa denies the president knew anything. >> there are reports of that information that the u.s. was lying on its neighbor came from a document from nsa liquor edward snowden. sometime this week as best drama will send its own group of senior intelligence officials to washington for more explanation. >> and anger over claims of the nsa is final people round the world is billed to the streets of washington. >> demonstrators rallied against the nation's surveillance programs on saturday.
the powers of the nsa and edward snowden is now. offering to help germany. >> and president obama shook hands with the leader of iraq for the first time in two years. >> secretary of state john kerry is conceding that some u.s. spying has gone too far. kerry was speaking at a conference in london. he was defending the programs but the white house has concluded that reviews and changes are needed. >> in some cases i acknowledge as does the president some of these actions have reached too far and we are going to make sure that that doesn't happen in the future. >> lawmakers on capitol hill are taking up the spying being a at this times. the senate committee has limited how long the nsa can keep their data record. records. the bill will expand penalties for illegal spying. it falls short from real reform. >> one of the critics is journalist dplejournalist glen . the more information you collect about innocent people the harder it is to actually find the people that actually mean to do you harm. and the metaphor that surveillance officals use they are hooking for a needle in the hay stack. the la
on sunday the nsa denied president obama had such knowledge. it is the latest bomb shell allegation in the document dump from edward snowden. there were reports that the u.s. was tapping merkel's phone and she called talking about a grave breech of trust. >> the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> still, the white house did not deny previous spying. another german publication is reporting that the u.s. embassy in berlin houses a secret listening post spying on german officials it business leaders. this after reports the nsa monitored70 million phone calls in france in less than a month. mexico and brazil are investigating whether their own high ranking officials were spied on by the nsa thousands of protesters marched condemning the scope of the intelligence gathering. >> we are against mass surveillance and i am honored to speak for all whistle-blowers. >> they may add their voices when they seek answers in washington this week. abc news new york. >>> an intersection is about to get
be escalated. in a written statement on sunday the nsa denied president obama had such knowledge. it is the latest bomb shell allegation in the document dump from edward snowden. there were reports that the u.s. was tapping merkel's phone and she called talking about a grave breech of trust. >> the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> still, the white house did not deny previous spying. another german publication is reporting that the u.s. embassy in berlin houses secret lis secret listening post spying on german officials it business leaders. this after reports the nsa monitored70 million phone calls in france in less than a month. mexico and brazil are investigating whether their own high ranking officials were spied on by the nsa thousands of protesters marched condemning the scope of the intelligence gathering. >> we are against mass surveillance and i am honored to speak for all whistle-blowers. >> they may add their voices when they seek answers in washington this week. abc n
and earlier nsa said the country's president barack obama had no idea that merkel's phone was being tapped. and media have reported that obama was informed about the phone monitoring in 2010 and the union delegations expect to be member of congress to express its concerns over the u.s. spying program. in washington they are not happy so let's talk about that joining us on skype in a college in london. this is a bit of bluster and won't change and knew it was happening anyway. >> the government official claims to be shocked, shocked that they are running a gambling casino and taking kickbacks at the same time. there is no doubt about it european leaders are aware that the u.s. engages in this work. many european spy agencies work alongside the nsa, dch q in the uk for example and there is no doubt there is bluff and bluster that you refer to it as and a lot of posturing going on for public consumption. >>> it's merkel's phone and reaches right to the heart of government and is that intrusive that has everybody so cross about it. >> yeah, i think you are right. but to be quite honest with yo
, congress also had some tough questions for the nation's intelligence leaders. about the nsa spying controversy, and they made one thing very clear. >> what we with do not do is spy unlawfully on americans or spy indiscriminantly on the citizens of any country. >> let's turn now to randall pinkston, he is live for us, give us more details. more of the flavor of that hearing today. >> well, tony, rather than a grilling i'd have to say you would describe the appearance today by the top intelligence officials before the house committee as a love fest. the committee members defended their work, and complimented the work they had done in gathering intelligence, not only here in america but also abroad. the national director and the nsa director general keith alexandar focused on something called section 215, the information collection process that allows the scooping up of meta data, the phone calls and the text messages and the like, but they did not -- they say they were -- took special steps to make sure the content of that data was not revealed to anyone. i am totally opposed to what
intelligence and the head of the nsa to answer critics. on the bugging of world leaders james clapper insisted he was following broad orders to give the president the best information possible on his foreign counterparts. >> as long as i have been in the intelligence business - 50 years - leadership intention, in whatever form it's expressed is a basic tenant of what we are to collect and analyse. >> on recent allegations that the united states was collecting millions of phone record in france and spain, the head of the nsa offered this defense. >> this is not information we collected on european citizens. it represents information that we, and our nato allies, have collected in defense of our country, and in support of military operations. >> but for the last several months, documents the whistle blower edward snowden leaked showed a global dragnet behind france and spain and it failed to become a major your issue in washington. the bugging of angela merkel's phone received attention because of the strategic implications of being caught. it worries a european delegation of parliament airians
. this is following revelations that the nsa has been spying on world leaders without the presidents knowledge. >> the capacities continue to develop and expand and that's why i'm initiating a review to make sure that what they are able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> there are reports the administration is ready to ban spying on all leaders of our allies. >> this has people rattled overseas. spain the latest to join the chorus of people. pretty darn outraged. people in the spy community say it goes with the territory and nothing new. but heads of state are like you bugged my phone? i thought we were buddies. >> i thought we were friends. there is a dynamic between nations, we spy on each other. they know we watch them and they watch us. it is the way we keep ourselves safe. it's the leaders of the countries i think it is where we spy on the people that are supposed to be our true friends. you spy on people in the country that is more understandable for the leaders. and the fact that the president is coming out to say he didn't know this was happening and the nsa s
that the nsa spied on 35 such leaders including germany's angela merkel reportedly as far back as 2002 before she was chancellor. president obama was never told about the spy program until this summer, and he called a halt to it. >> this new this was is certain to further inflame tensions between the u.s. and its allies overseas. abc's jeffrey kofman reports now from london. >> reporter: it is not the way friends expect to be treated. the headlines in germany, the u.s. has been listening to chancellor angela merkel's cell phone calls since 2002, even longer than earlier reported. and president obama was told about this three years ago. the white house said the president was never told. on the streets of germany, outrage directed at the u.s. the chancellor herself feeling violated by these daily revelations that the u.s. has been snooping on one of its closest allies. "completely unacceptable," she said. germany is now the fifth u.s. ally to summon its american ambassador to lodge a formal protest. in france, outrage over the u.s. intercept of 70 million e-mails and the bugging of their washin
knew that the nsa was tapping the phone of the german chance explore he allowed it to continue, again, german tabloid, a spokeswoman for the agency says that is simply not true. and "the wall street journal" reports the nsa stop monitoring chancellor merkel and other leaders after a white house review uncovered the operations. "the wall street journal" again. meanwhile, a state department spokeswoman says our ambassador to spain met with officials there to discuss reports that the nsa tracked more than 60 million phone calls in that country in one month. dana perino was the press secretary under george w. bush, the 43rd, president bush, 43, and this was happening under bush 43rd. >> i suppose. i don't get the outrage. i don't. i can mott believe the white house said we're going to have to curtail our operations, our intelligence, because they were embarrassed over a report. there's a reason they call it top secret. it is top secret, and i bet you any of these countries that are in any of this news stores are trying to do the sir same thing to the united states of america. i don't thin
are in washington, d.c., tonight to talk about the spying scandal after it was leaked that the nsa had tapped german chancellor angela merkel's phone for years. both countries say they will work together to make sure the relationship is in tact. spain and france are also unhappy they were spied on. the white house says nsa procedures were being, are being reviewed. >> we need to ensure that we are collecting information not just because we can, but because we should. >> the white house also says president obama was not aware that the nsa was spying on world leaders. the leak came from documents stolen by former nsa contractor edward snowden, who is currently hiding in russia. >>> the fbi officially has a new leader tonight. president obama swore in james combmy today at fbi headquarters. the 52-year-old actually began his duties last month when robert muller resigned after 12 years as director. he is well liked by lawmakers. he was confirmed by the senate 93-1. he's a former federal prosecutor and was number two in command at the justice department. >>> in the u.s. senate, majority leader harry reid
revelations that the nsa has been spying on world leaders without the president's knowledge. he discussed it with a partner network, fusion. >> the capacities continue to develop and expand and that's why i'm initiating a review to make sure that what they are able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> there are reports the administration is ready to ban spying on all leaders of our allies. >> this has people rattled overseas. spain the latest to join the chorus of people. pretty darn outraged. people in the spy community say it goes with the territory and nothing new. but heads of state are like you bugged my phone? i thought we were buddies. >> i thought we were friends. really there is this unspoken kind of dynamic between nations, we spy on each other. they know we watch them and they watch us. it is the way we keep ourselves safe. it's the leaders of the countries, i think, where the problem is. where we spy on the people that are supposed to be our true friends. you spy on people in the country that is more understandable for the leaders. and the fact that the
of allegations at the nsa. they have been accused of breaking into john hu and googles data centers. -- into yahoo! and google's data centers. the u.s. is facing stiffer competition from countries around the world. there is some good news. passengers will be able to keep their devices on during takeoff and landing. the timing for that change will vary airline by airline. these do not talk on the phone if you were sitting next to me. >> my favorite holiday, october 30 first is halloween. halloween is about -- has been about the undead from its beginnings in britain. one theory links back to the ancient celts. they associated the approach of winter with the death and evil spirits. the best way to protect themselves was to look like them. if they were disguised, it would leave them alone. regardless of the origins, americans spend a scary amount on halloween costumes. americans will spend as much as $2.6 billion getting into the spirit. kids will not be the only one. adults will spend more on costumes for themselves compared to $1.2 billion for kids. let's not forget about our pets. 33
a problem. >> the reality is the nsa has saved thousands of lives, not just in the united states but also in france and germany and throughout europe. and the french are someone to talk. the fact is they have had spying operations against the united states, both the government and industry. >> president obama told merkel the u.s. is not and will not tap her phone, but he did not say it never happened. >>> meanwhile, southern california congressman darryl issa had tough words today over problems with the federal healthcare.gov web site. issa called for the resignation of health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius if she is not able to get the site running smoothly soon. he delivered the comments on "face the nation" this morning. >>> california's livestock population. why thieves are going after cattle. >>> a first of its kind safety feature coming soon to a major san francisco intersection notorious for accidents. >> i'm meteorologist leigh glaser. temperatures down as much as ten degrees today. the clouds are moving in. we may see showers tomorrow. snow in the sierra. >>> an i
as well today. >> the ramifications of the leaks, the nsa and the gchq are annoying governments all around the world. spain is the latest. its foreign minister has said revelations will suffer and actions will be taken on their behalf so they're clearly not happy about what's going on. >> you've had a busy day, talk about it i guess you could call it a spying scandal in the u.k, concerns media, newspapers and a hacking trial. i know you were in court earlier for that. >> yes, this has been going on for years as far as i can remember. this is a scandal which involves british newspapers and what they would do over a period of a decade, and two figures that are quite well-known in british public life, re rebecca brooks,d andy corson former editor of news of the world. they and six other defendants in court today. >> the defendants arrived on time for their trial but the storms that hit the u.k. southeast overnight meant not everyone could be so prompt. proceedings got underway nearly three hours lately. no matter. this is likely to be one of the u.k.'s longest trials in years. the phone hacki
. the international outrage over the nsa spying is not letting up. all the revelations come from one-time maryland resident, edward snowden. spain is the latest nation, demanding answers from the u.s. danielle nottingham reports from wjz -- for wjz, from washington, d.c. >> reporter: a del delegation of diplomats arrived. >> i think we have to make a clear distinction between fighting together terrorism, but not spying on friends. >> reporter: former national security agency contractor, edward snowden, leaked documents, revealing that the u.s. tapped german chancellor angla merkel's private cell phone. president obama steered clear of the controversy, as he helped swear in his new fbi director. but the white house is saying u.s. intelligence gathering is under review. >> the president clearly feels strongly about making sure that we are not just collecting information because we can but because we should. >> reporter: besides being embarrassing, spying on allies could have economic consequences, as washington works to negotiate a major trade deal with the european union. >> reporter: former state
. here are some of the things people are talking about. the international outrage over the nsa's spying is not letting up. all is coming from one-time resident edward snowden. spain is the latest nation, demanding answers from the u.s. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from washington. >> reporter: a delegation from european diplomats hope to limit u.s. spying on their leaders. >> i think i have to make a clear distinction between fighting together terrorism but not spying on friends. >> reporter: former national security agency contractor edward snowden released documents that revealed that the u.s. had tapped german canc lor angela merkel's cell phone. president obama steered clear of the controversy, as he helped swear in his new fbi director. but the white house is saying u.s. intelligence gathering is under review. >> the president clearly feels strongly about making sure that we are not just collecting information because we can but because we should. >> reporter: besides being embarrassing, spying on allies could have economic consequences, as washington works to negotiate a ma
revelations from the nsa spying scandal. a spanish newspaper reports they collected data on 60 million phone calls in spain in a 33-day -- 30-day period. >> we're conduct a review. we're mindful that some of the disclosures have caused tension in our relationships. those relationships are vital to help keep americans safe. >> reporter: meanwhile, the wall street journal reported a at to eavesdropping on 45 leaders after learning about it on saturday. >>> we're still taking calls in our house call segment. thank you for joining use happy to be here. >> tell us about your clinical background and your special in pediatrics. >> i'm a general pediatrician. we see kids from birth into their early adult hood. we focus on all areas of their health. if they have specific diseases, we work with the special iflts at the university of maryland and make sure they get good preventive health care from birth on up. >> what advice would you see to keep your kids health thy? >> definitely getting a flu shot is a great way to stay healthy, keep them in school or worst yet, and new a hospital. the best way to
. >> reporter: the head of the nsa warned that new limits on u.s. espionage could be dangerous. >> is much more important for this country that we defend this nation and take the beatings than to give up on a program that would result in this nation being attacked. >> reporter: the u.s. has been under fire over reports the u.s. collected tens of millions of phone records of citizens in france and spain. the u.s. spy chiefs flatly denied that. it turns out those records were collected by french and spanish intelligence, not by the united states. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. >>> and now to those health care issues. kathleen sebelius, the person in charge of the botched health care rollout, is testifying on capitol hill today. she's expected to blame the contractors who built the problem-plagued website. yesterday, for the first time, the obama administration issued a direct apology for healthcare.gov. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> she was also grilled about a wave of cancellation notices hitting small businesses and individuals
- questions continue to surface over international phone tapping by the nsa. shannon travis has the story on the president's current problems. >> reporter: furious friends. worrying revelations. and more obamacare website embarrassment. the obama administration is coping with a comedy of errors that's making the work of s-n-l comedians almost too easy. >> "how it's been crashing and freezing and shutting down and stalling and not working and breaking and sucking.have you tried re- starting your computer?" >> reporter: the message sunday into monday for health-care-dot-gov: "the system is down at the moment". several crashed moments due to a technical malfunction on top of ongoing malfunctions. after hours passed, the white house said: >> "we're glad to see website is up and running, that the issues have been resolved. and we'll obviously continue to work to make improvements to the site." >> reporter: the administation also grappling with fresh revelations from the n-s-a spying scandal. a spanish newspaper reports the n-s-a collected data on 60 million phone calls in spain -- in a 30-day
there next week. is h going to try. >> speaking of that what is he saying to our allies about nsa spying? >> well secretary kerry spoke to london audience yesterday via teleconference and said listen surveillance has gone too far and blamed tech knoll igy for being on auto pilot. he said hello and the senator discovered the spying after the attack. kerry, of course, is going to have some difficult conversations when he headed to europe in the next few days. >> mar yet ink name you. the faa is finally relaxing the news for electronic devices. they must be in airplane mode or connected to the plane's wi-fi. cbs news' travel editor peter greenburg? in abu dhabi. good morning. >> good morning. for the last couple of years it's been very clear not if they'll relax the rules but when. they'll soon have a gate-to-gate experience using their electronic device meaning they can use them on the ground as long as they're in airplane mode. the real problem here of course, is when is it going to happen. they have to apply to the faa say that they're capable of doing this. all ri
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